April 19, 1918 (13th Parliament, 1st Session)


Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)


Rt. Hon. Sir ROBERT BORDEN (Prime Minister):

It is appropriate to refer to
the loss which the House has sustained in the death of one of its members, John McMartin, member for Glengarry. Mr. McMartin had been elected by acclamation and took his seat on the first day of the session, but I had not then the privilege of meeting him. I am sure that the sympathy of all the members of the House will go out to his family and relatives who are called on to mourn his-loss. Mr. McMartin had no opportunity of taking part in the proceedings of the House, but we know that he was a man of strong character, of wide business experience and great business ability, and I do not doubt that these qualities would have made him a most valuable and useful member of the House. I am sure that all of us deplore the loss which the membership of the House has sustained in his death.

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